His son, Charlie Woods (13), who competed in the PNC Championship with golf emperor Tiger Woods (USA), also limped like his father. He followed the same golf swing and routine, this time with an uncomfortable gait due to a leg injury.
The father and son, Tiger and Charlie Woods, who look alike, started jointly for second place with a 13 under par on the first day of the PNC Championship (total prize money of $1,085,000), an unofficial family event of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Champions.
In the first round of the tournament held at the Ritz-Carlton GC (par 72, 7106 yards) in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 18th, Woods and his son took 11 birdies and 1 eagle without bogey and hit 13 under par 59 strokes. The game was played in a way that two players from each team each hit the ball and then played the next play with the ball placed in a better position.
Justin Thomas (USA) teamed up with his father and took the sole lead with 15 under par 57 strokes, and Vijay Singh (Fiji) and Bujay tied for second place by two strokes with Woods and Buja.
Woods’ son Charlie suffered a left leg injury on the driving range ahead of the event. In the beginning of the first round, Charlie wore a different pair of shoes on his left side to relieve pain, and then found a pair to wear again. He had access to a cart, so it wasn’t much of a problem, but he made several putts on the green and limped. Woods joked about his son’s injury, saying he was “much better than me”, suggesting that his son’s injury was not serious. 토토
Tiger Woods laughed widely after putting an eagle, a chip, from outside the green in hole 5 (par 5), and in hole 9, he put a 9m birdie putt and clenched his fists. His son, Charlie, also showed frequent tee shots, iron shots close to the pins, and clutch putts. Woods showed a hearty smile as he watched his son play throughout the round, such as patting Charlie’s head after making a 4.5m birdie putt at the 7th hole.
Woods and his son took second place in this competition last year after John Daly (USA) and his son. If he wins in the final round on the 19th, Charlie will become the youngest winner of the competition, surpassing his son Jason’s age of 14 when Bernard Langer (Germany) father and son won the championship in 2014.
In a post-match interview, Woods said, “It wasn’t the best round due to Charlie’s unexpected injury, but it was a very good round.” Charlie said, “Dad played very well today. He gave me the lead throughout the round.”
Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) and Nelly Corda (USA), accompanied by her father who was a professional tennis player, tied for 12th with a 10 under par 62 strokes.